Matchless HC-30 Head & 2x12 ESD Speaker Cab - Used  From Other

30 watts (or 15!) of classic Matchless EL84, chime with matching cabinet.

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What We Think

Two wonderful channels from Matchless! Intuitive and responsive controls make dialing this amp in a breeze. If you're looking to cut through a busy band mix, generate some natural harmonics, or rock out with some warm tube saturation, this amp delivers!

A slick stack that will blow you away!

Manufacturer's Description from Other

This is what changed the amp world. The DC-30 was the company’s first design and still leads the lineup.

Thirty very conservatively rated watts from a quartet of EL-84’s, through two channels, each with unique voicing and tone control layouts, produce a world of tone choices. True “Class A” configuration gives rich, complex harmonics whether played clean, mildly overdriven, or with all out power tube saturation.  This means you should sound great in any situation, in any music style.

A long list of musician designed features includes:  highly interactive tone controls and circuitries unique to each channel, bypassable master volume, individual channel effects loops, cut control for high frequency shaping, high and low (30 or 15 watt) power settings, selectable output impedance and phase inverter switches allow the use of additional speaker cabinets or amps in-phase with the DC-30.

The preamp sections are based on a layout of two 12AX7’s in Channel 1 and one EF86 in Channel 2. The two 12AX7’s in Channel 1 create a parallel-triode circuit with interactive bass and treble. The one EF86 in Channel 2 consists of a high-gain pentode coupled to a six-position tone switch. Outright benefits include quick dial-in of new tones and an easy return to the settings you prefer.  Also “high treble” cut control, master volume, with a bypass feature that offers flexible control of the power amp section. The power amp is fed by a 12AX7 phase inverter, which drives four EL84 power tubes. The rectifier circuit gives you the flexibility of using one 5AR4 for a quick attack or you can use two 5V4’s for a smooth, round response. Other professional features include an effects loop, half power-mode switch (a conservative 30 watts switching to 15 watts), output impedance selector (4, 8, 16 ohms) and a speaker phase-reverse switch.

Sound on the 212 Combo is delivered through two dissimilar Celestion speakers:  a G12H30 and a Greenback 25, each specially modified through a proprietary MATCHLESS formula.  All of this is encased in an extremely sturdy hand-made 11-ply, 3/4” Baltic birch cabinet, wrapped in richly textured black vinyl.  The finishing touch is our signature backlit nameplate and control panel, which lets you (and the audience) know when the power is on.

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  

Specifications

HEAD

Power: 30 Watts

Channels: 2

Controls Ch.1: Volume, Bass, Treble

Controls Ch.2: Volume, Tone, Cut control, Bypassable master volume

Switches: Reverse speaker phase, Hi-lo power, 3 Position rotary Impedance, 6 Position rotary tone

Power Tubes: 4 x EL84

Preamp Tubes: 1 x EF86, 3 x 12AX7

Rectifier Tube: 1 x 5AR4 or 2 x 5V4G tubes

Features: Dual inputs for each channel, Effects loop

Speaker Output: Switchable Impedance of 4, 8, and 16 Ohms

Weight: 50 lbs.

Dimensions: 10.75 x 21.5 x 10.5

Slip Cover Included

CAB

Power: 60 Watt

Impedance: 4 Ohms

Speaker configuration: Customized Celestion G12H30 and Celestion 12M Greenback

Speaker input: 1/4" Jack

Weight: 45 lbs.

Dimensions: 21 x 27 x 10.5

Slip Cover Included